Kitty Tangrams - Hermit Werds - sparkly orange water marble nail art with two white cat tangram puzzles stamped on top

Kitty Tangrams

January 18, 2019 Lisa 0

I’ve painted and folded plenty of origami on this site, but what about those little critters made from solid triangles on the stamping plates? They’re called tangrams and they are an ancient Chinese puzzle game. Tangrams To make your own tangram, take a square of paper, felt, etc. and cut Read More

Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

Coral Chrysanthemum - Hermit Werds - coral monochrome nail art with an oriental pattern using Japanese chrysanthemum and cherry blossom stamping decals

Coral Chrysanthemum

January 15, 2019 Lisa 0

It seems like I only paint coral nails when it comes from a nail challenge prompt (#LigaNailistaChallenge) and then I just want to go full on coral. So today I have another coral monochrome. You can see the one I painted in 2017 here [Edit 1-16-2018: Sorry, it was a Read More

Snowman Wonderland - Hermit Werds - blue thermal snowflake crelly with snowmen stamping decals on top, including a skating snowman

Snowman Wonderland

January 14, 2019 Lisa 0

This design was certainly a trial. I started the month with the illusion that I’d be following the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts. Nope! Okay…I thought I could combine the first two prompts of Snowman and Mittens and then follow the rest normally. I had two snowmen stamping images wearing mittens. Nope! My Read More

Milk Milk Lemonade - Hermit Werds - nail art tribute to Amy Schumer's "Milk Milk Lemonade" music video/skit with actual milk and lemonade

Milk Milk Lemonade – Amy Schumer Tribute

January 11, 2019 Lisa 0

Today is National Milk Day so I thought it was time to share this mani. Also, my apologies for lying about posting new nail art the next day. I had a design planned out and partially painted, but my heart wouldn’t let me finish it until I made a few Read More

Reindeer Afterparty - Hermit Werds - teal nail art with partying reindeer and fireworks stamped on top

Reindeer Afterparty

January 6, 2019 Lisa 0

Well, I guess I can say definitively now: unless everything is ready and all I have to do is hit “Post”, the blog and social media do not get touched when I’m visiting family. That’s probably for the best, but it’s a little hard when you’re trying not to keep Read More

Christmas Carolers - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pig, a pug (dog), two cats, and a sheep singing Christmas carols against a shimmery background in purple to orange to raspberry tones

Christmas Carolers

December 23, 2018 Lisa 2

The last time I combined animals and music I was painting the Bremen Town Musicians. It feels like I painted them ages ago, but it’s only been a few months! I already knew that I really wanted to use UR Sugar’s UR-L007’s singing animals as Christmas carolers and then I Read More

Vixen's Tree of Lights - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring reindeer wearing festive Christmas wreathes and a Christmas tree made of string lights on a shimmery purple and blue background

Vixen’s Tree of Lights

December 22, 2018 Lisa 0

Allergies mean that I can’t have a live Christmas tree, but I don’t think I’d want one now anyway. My last mini faux tree was given away two years ago. It’s a lot simpler without them (although I admire my mother-in-law’s year-round tree that she decorates for each season). I Read More

Have a Crelly Christmas - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pink glittery crelly with reindeer with a "Merry X-mas" message on top

Have a Crelly Christmas

December 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Some people may prefer that the term never be shortened but, as a nail artist, it just feels like it would be easier to fit the whole thing on my nails. 🤣🤣🤣 So today we have Merry Xmas instead of Merry Christmas and I do still feel slightly guilty because Read More

Peppermint Baubles - Hermit Werds - shimmery mint gradient behind nail stamping decals of peppermint-colored Christmas ornaments

Peppermint Baubles

December 20, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s nail art is a simple one that nearly catches me back up to where I was supposed to be. Candy cane stripes are such a bold and lovely look. Red and white are the usual culprits, although candy canes come in so many wonderful flavors and color combinations. Oh Read More

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